British record for Asher-Smith
British record for Asher-Smith

Kent’s Dina Asher-Smith set a new British record in the 100m with a storming run at the Diamond League meet in Oslo.

The 22-year-old from Orpington was narrowly beaten by Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure but her time of 10.92 beat her previous record of 10.99, set in 2015.

“I’m really happy, it’s been one of those things that my coaches and I and all of my team have been working on for so long,” she said.

“I felt good and I knew that if I just put my race together right we could possibly be in PB territory today – and I did!

“There’s still bits in the race where I wasn’t happy but it’s a process and hopefully I’m going to be getting a bit quicker as the season goes on.

“I knew that she’d won, because when you’re racing you can tell, but I was so close to her that I knew I’d run a PB when I finished, so I was just really happy.

“Second with a 10.92 is great for me today. I’m in good shape but obviously I’ve got to keep working hard, you can never predict championship results.

“It’s good progress, it gives me a good stepping stone and a good marker to see where we can go from that.”

Elsewhere, Adam Gemili ran a season’s best of 20.21 in the 200m to finish fourth, his fastest time in two years.


 
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